You can taste a little of the summer
My grandma’s put it all in jars

These are lines from Greg Brown’s great song “Canned Goods.” I don’t do much canning, but I slow-dry my plum tomatoes in the oven with salt, EVOO and herbes de Provence, then put them in freezer bags. Come January (if they last that long), I’ll be as warm as a July tomato…


Tomatoes ready for the oven.